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I was happy to find an extensive Burmese cookbook
on 31 October 2014
Being mixed race Burmese, I was happy to find an extensive Burmese cookbook. I have tried several recipes from this book and so far, the salads have really impressed. They've been full of flavour and fairly easy to assemble.
However, I have also attempted two meat dishes (Saucy Spiced Meat and Warming Beef Curry) which have been very disappointing. The Warming Beef Curry came out like more of a stew - the recipe instructs you to marinade the meat in shallots etc, bung it in a pot with water and leave to cook. As with most curries, the flavour comes from cooking your onions and making a curry paste first which the recipe fails to adhere to. The Saucy Meat recipe tells you to cook the potatoes first and then add the meat. This means the meat isn't given enough cooking time to develop any depth of flavour. It feels like some of the recipes haven't been tested before being published.
I shall be picky about what I choose to cook from this book in future and may alter recipes based on my basic knowledge.